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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Camping at Lake Catherine State Park


































One of things we love about living in Arkansas are all of the beautiful lakes we have around us. Along with that, we love going to many of the State Parks that are here in Arkansas. Combine the two for a wonderful week-end get-away. This is our 3 rd year going to Lake Catherine State park. The first time we went we had our motor home (we have sold because we outgrew it and are hoping to buy a camper in a year or two) and last year and this year we stayed in the cabins. You cannot beat the price of the cabins at Lake Catherine. They are fully stocked with all your dishes,pots and pans, towels, and linens, are lakefront with a fishing dock, and have a TV and air conditioning. They also have a back deck with a porch swing and patio furniture, a grill, and a picnic table. The cabin slept 6 with one double bed in the bedroom, a pull out couch and 2 pull out chairs for $79 a night. Since the cabins only sleep 6 we had to get two, so the boys slept in one and the girls slept next door. We had a great time playing at the playground, swimming in the lake, bicycling, fishing, and cooking delicious hot smoes (no, I didn't misspell it, think Toy Story 2.) Our Sate Parks also offer many free educational and fun programs. Unfortunately, we missed the one on owls because of rain, but we did get to go to the one on king snakes and meet "Elvis" the king snake. It takes a brave man to take 6 children fishing all at the same time (good job honey!) and have nobody fall off the dock or get hooked. I did not even have to cook a thing all week-end long. Breakfast was cereal and doughnuts, lunch was sandwiches, and Art cooked the meat and Chelsea the side items for supper. We had a great time and can't to do it again next year.
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